HELP BUILD SRI LANKA’S FIRST PALLIATIVE CARE HOSPITAL
VAJIRA’S FUNDRAISING RUN
Vajira is running 500km to help raise AUD$100,000 towards the first ever International Centre for Palliative Care in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Upcoming races:
– 6 November, Carcoar Cup 60km ultra marathon (60km completed)
– 4 December, California International marathon (42km completed)
– 31 December, NYE mid-night marathon in Narrabeen (42km completed)
– 19 February, Arizona Marathon (42km completed)
– 18 March, 12 hour AIS race, Canberra (82km completed)
– March, 2x 10km Sydney Striders races (20km completed)
– May 7, 100km Sri Chinmoy 100km Race, Christchurch NZ (42km completed)
– 330km of 500km completed so far
Larissa Tichon has also joined Vajira to support the cause. Larissa is a high-achieving elite athlete with Australian and World records in endurance running. (All donations below are in AUD and all donations over $AUD2.00 are tax deductable in Australia)
A very successful fundraiser! - A Night of Compassion
What a fabulous night it was! Shanthi Foundation recently had a fund raising dinner dance aptly named ” A Night of Compassion ” at the Don Moore Community Centre in Carlingford, on the 12th of March 2016. It was a highly anticipated event with the tickets being sold out 4 weeks in advance! The people who were lucky enough to get tickets for this thoroughly well organised event were not… Read more
Palliative care for Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin (CKDu) in Sri Lanka
Shanthi Foundation, a charity registered in Australia, has been helping Sri Lanka to develop palliative care and combat CKDu over the last two years. Due to the sheer numbers involved, the debilitating symptom burden, and the cost and expertise associated with treatment such as dialysis/transplantation, renal palliative care has become extremely important to manage the symptoms of these patients whether they are on an aggressive or conservative treatment pathway… Read more
A Night Of Compassion - 12 March 2016
Due to your generosity over the last few years, we are giving clean drinking water to over 40,000 school children in the CKDu affected areas to save our next generation, providing home based palliative care with Shanthi Nurses visiting CKDu & Cancer patients at home, providing Kenda made of organic rice to school children to encourage organic farming & nutrition and have donated over $300,000… Read more
WORK PLAN 2015 – 2017
Looking after patients with life limiting illnesses in the comfort of their own homes, through the training of Shanthi Nurses with access to transport to the home.
Aiming to improve the nutrition of kids in rural and remote areas of Sri Lanka through the distribution of a porridge made from native organic rice. This program will also support the growth and farming of the native organic rice in rural Sri Lanka.
Acquiring new and used (but in good condition) medical equipment for re-purposing across various locations in Sri Lanka.
Providing an income to families where the breadwinner is suffering from a life threatening illness and can no longer work to support their family.
Training for doctors , nurses & allied health staff through the Australian Institute of Palliative Medicine (AIPM), and other partner organisations in developing countries such as Sri Lanka & India.